Hello and thank you for your question, I look forward to assisting you today. How old it the SD card you are trying to record to?
If you have recorded and erased a lot over the years, it may be time to replace them. Can you still store photographs on the cards?
Did you initialize the new card before trying to record to it?
When the power is off, insert a memory card into slot A, and then close the cover. Set the mode switch to <M> and turn on the camcorder. Touch Function then Menu and then the Film icon as you see in the attachment. Do you see the Rec media for movies now?
Can you check your memory cards for the class number please? I believe this particular camera had a problem with cards above a class 6 rating. Does the record function appear when selecting the internal memory?
Well unfortunately I am out of ideas. I think the best thing to try is contacting Canon Support at 1-***-***-****. Hopefully this is a quick fix and nothing you will need to send the camera in for. When it is resolved, I would like to know what they found please.
Good. I know how these things can be confusing particularly when it is something so minor causing the problem. I am glad you got it working, and it was a pleasure assisting you.